Information and Resources for Families about the #ZIKA Virus (May 2016)

Zika Family Resources
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There is an overwhelming amount of information on the Zika virus in the media, but where can families find basic information that they can share with other families to help them take steps to protect themselves and their unborn children?

This list of resources, compiled by Family Voices, provides links to valuable information for families about the Zika virus. Stay up-to-date on Zika by following the hashtag #Zika on twitter.

General Information:

Information for Families


Information for Pregnant Women

Transmission of Zika Virus


This resource is funded wholly or in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under Grant Agreement 5U38OT000140-03 to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).


September 2016 Family Voices Webinar: ZIKA: What Family Leaders Working in Public Health Should Know.  This panel presentation provided supportive and preventive measures available for families dealing with a diagnosis of Zika; what family leaders need to know to better serve families faced with the diagnosis; and the latest updates from CDC.

  • Facilitator: Jennifer Bolden-Pitre
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
    • Dr. Fernando Ysern, MD, FAAP, Puerto Rico American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Ms. Coralaidee Jimenez, Family Representative
  • Resources: